Thirty-something Nina is a food writer who meets Max via a dating app. Their romance is going along swimmingly until one day he disappears – ghosting her. Meanwhile Nina’s relationship with her pregnant friend Katherine is under strain, her ex is getting married, and her dad is succumbing to dementia.
Dolly Alderton, a journalist who first released a memoir Everything I Know About Love, has created a cracking debut novel about a single Londoner with a successful publishing career. But that’s where the similarities with Bridget Jones end, because Nina is a much cooler customer.
Ghosts is a cleverly observed and sharply written story about the trials of modern love, friendship shifts and aging parents.